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bad u.s. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2000 a. >> and the report on holiday sales increased by just 7%. >> analysts had expected sales to grow 3 to 4%. >> much of the shortfall can be blamed on super storm sandy, which also declined after striking the east coast in late october. >> but let us not forget the reason for the obamas returning from a wire early this is a cliff. >> consumes enervate the lawmakers will be unable to reach a deal before the the digital age is making aging a whole lot easier. >> from talking pill dispenser to tracking devices tucked inside tennis shoes to digital medical scanners that can transmit
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back to work today. the cars are going pretty fast, probably the crews did a good job over i clearing out the roadway. you can see some of the blinking lights in the background it looks like crews are trying to push the snow to the size of the drivers can have a safer time getting back to work. >> we will monitor the situation as far as the snow in the midwest. it could impact holiday travel in terms of people heading back from destinations around the country. >> a member of the sierra nevada ski resorts patrol team was injured after being caught in an avalanche has died. >> alpine meadows says that yesterday's 53 year-old bill foster died in a reno hospital. >> foster was buried in a slide that had been intentionally set with an explosive device by senior member of the ski patrol team. >> the team was doing analyst control in an area on the backside of the
resort. >> resort officials said the allies broke much higher lighter on the slopes than in past snow save commissions. >> sierra nevada skiers enjoy the fresh blanket of snow on christmas. >> an avalanche warnings placed on the lake tahoe area yesterday, expiring this morning. >> caltrans also issued a warning to drivers, making sure they had a chance to drive to the area. >> steady snow will continue throughout this morning. >> the time is 4:15 this morning. i know rain is heading our way. anny the rain came in the afternoon we see much today? >> if you have holiday shopping to do it should be ok by this afternoon. storm tracker 4 showing scattered showers. the green is the light rain, the yellow is the more moderate rain. out
towards out of palo alto, sunnyvale, cupertino we have a pretty decent sail through there. los gatos also looking at rain. san jose's got showers. a bit of snow falling in the higher elevations initially east of sandals say heading to the east bay, dublin, pleasanton, 680 you are looking at light showers. san ramon as well. berkeley, walnut creek are dry now. scott conditions for the north bay. novato looking for light rain. a decent sail producing moderate--cell producing rain fall. >> we will see the sun coming out. for tomorrow we are looking for more sunshine dry unpleasant beyond that shower. showers
possible again on friday and potentially to the week in. we also see moderate conditions coming this way after that. >> temperatures now off on wednesday morning 51 in oakland. lower 50s in san francisco. 54 have moon bay. the rest of us are generally in the 40. 464 vallejo. 45 and concord. redwood city at 48 degrees. >> satellite and radar picture shows we have the heavy stuff went through last night. >> if you have plans to skiing today, tomorrow it will be the ideal time fresh powder. >> futurecast 4 shows us this morning at 8:00 we have scattered showers in the forecast. some showers could produce and it is a moderate rain. nothing too heavy. by 10:00 a.m. this morning very scattered. we will see mostly cloudy conditions this morning. friday
afternoon again, showers. we will see a few off and on throughout the afternoon. maybe some clearing late- afternoon and definitely by tonight was the clear skies. making way for a lot of sunshine tomorrow. >> a winter storm warning is in effect until 11:00 p.m. tonight for the sierra nevada the western slope. 3 in. of new snow possible today. storm total one to 2 in.. highway 50 admirers you can see snow on the road. >> it will be windy gusting at 25 mi. but gusting at up to 45 mi. per hour or. >> high around the bay area 50 for downtown san francisco. close to 50 in san raphael. 52 in daly city. 54 in redwood city. mid-50s for the east bay. 55 in concord and fairfield.
>> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows breezy, at times. off and on showers and the rest of today. by thursday a lot of sunshine. mostly sunny conditions. friday and saturday looking to be potentially unsettled. milder temperatures coming this way by sunday. especially by monday and tuesday a lot of sunshine some places will be pushing close to 60s by the beginning of next week. >> the time is 4:19 back to you. >> you took care of the skies let me take care of the crown. >> the bay bridge toll plaza traffic has picked up over the last 10 minutes. the ground is slick. the rain might not be coming down but we did see rain overnight. take it easy as your heading from the east bay into san francisco by way of the bay bridge. >> the san mateo bridge just on cue people heading back to work the day after christmas. definitely more cars than we saw about five minutes ago but still plenty
of space in between cars. >> should not be a problem should not be when the in that area. >> the golden gate bridge cars heading in both directions. this is always a life is bridge as far as traffic at its peak of the hour. the road is sleek and glossy. take it easy. nominal or your on in the bay area. >> americans around the coun around the world are celebrating the holidays in their own special ways. >> in afghanistan u.s. troops at for operating bays lightning got into the spirit of christmas. >> leadership personnel did the honors of serving up by traditional christmas mail to ditchers a true test of the holiday season. >> the card turkey and provided other holiday favorites to the sound of some favorite christmas tunes. >> the most inspirational celebration of christmas and san francisco have instead glide memorial church. >> each year, reverend cecil williams introduce the
celebrate their fellow firemen. >> his last action was leaving this our station. this was his home. he was here all the time. in a natural after the body was released that he be brought back where it started. >> he and another firefighter or both the west webster firefighters. the two men were good friends. there were killed were all responding to a fire. >> he did his job pretty much unnoticed. he did not look for anything sword anything like that. he just did what he to be done. >> his personality was such that he could make you laugh. he would find something to laugh about. he did it naturally. >> amidst the pay increase the firefighters returned to work the next day on christmas. we want him to return to a point of
normalcy as quickly as possible. i've easily will come equipped. the few once they go on quite frankly they may be looking over their shoulder. at some point in time this organization has to get back to what we do. >> a filling in for west webster barrier by departments left. west webster pulled knowing if needed they have the support of the community and their brother firefighters. >> we are family. brothers and sisters. it will be a long time before this department get over this. i understand this. if they need us to help them comm. >> a sad situation of a firefighter was ambushed. we will follow that situation we will be right back on the kron 4 morning news
kron 4 morning news. it is 4:30. let me toss it to anny. good morning anny. >> good morning will. what is left on storm tracker for a couple of areas of showers on this wednesday morning. on to the north bay where we have pretty decent, let me back this up. i want to assure you there is or is it a moderate rainfall. back it up on mile run down i will taken back to storm tracker. i will zoom into the north bay will i did see good rain coming down and around san raphael. the yellow is for the moderate rainfall, again most of the rain is
expected be fairly light. corta madera looking at a decent downpour. san rafeal, can fill looking at light rain for this morning. to the east bay you can see livermore looking at some areas of light rain. where you see the purple and blue that is the freezing rain. the purple is freezing rain in the blue is actually some snow in the higher elevations. also heading to the south bay you can see some areas of scattered showers paris just south of cupertino we have a moderate rain. also crossing to 80. los gatos living as a moderate to heavy rainfall as well. overall most we showers will be fairly light in nature. nothing compared to yesterday's that produced good right around the area. some areas getting more than 1 in. of rain. >> morning showers up will be scattered in nature. decrease in showers are
expected may be some limited sun in some locations. tomorrow lots of sunshine will be drying pleasant. beyond that showers are possible friday. potentially for part of your weekend. we are making way for milder temperatures after that. >> 51 in downtown oakland. 50 in downtown san francisco forties' to the north bay. in santa rosa and the bottle. napa is the chilly spot at 39 degrees. >> 45 for concord. 48 for redwood city. sunnyvale coming in at 46 degrees. >> satellite and radar picture is where you see most of the heavy stuff and more strict went through last night and also you can see it is creating quite a snow and lake tahoe. we are talking amazing conditions in the mountains. it will continue to snow today parent storm coats will be pretty good. >> futurecast 4:05 a.m. this morning some areas of showers for this morning. some of the showers could
produce moderate rainfall. over all the shells will decrease by this afternoon. we will see a little bit of sunshine outdoors our north bay locations for this afternoon. >> will make way for more sunshine tomorrow as skies cleared out overnight. >> the winter storm warning we have an effect for today for the sierra nevada. is the western slope. it is on till 11:00 tonight. the camera shot behind me of highway 50 admirers. fresh new powder today. storm totals could be one to 2 ft.. great conditions for the skiers and small orders. it will be when the silence 15-25 mi.. we will see gust up to 45 mi.. have on the ler's if you are going to mount. >> by 4 to day around the bay most was made into the 50s. san rafeal 49. ms. fifth is for half moon bay. 53 in downtown san francisco. five richmond.
>> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows it may be breezy and still brisk. by thursday a lot of sunshine high and low to mid 50's. friday and saturday potentially unsettled with nothing to major as far as storms are concerned. sunday will start to dry out than milder conditions. monday and tuesday highs in the upper 50s with some places getting up to 60 degrees. >> the time this 4:35. back to you will. ok anny. >> take a big stretch as you get out of bed and hitting the roadway. from the east bay into san francisco you can expect traffic still relatively light. a metering lights are not on. people heading back to work today they should be on in a few hours. >> the roadway is glossy. here is the san mateo bridge rain at least a little bit of precipitation
as far as our lens you conceit drops. >> traffic is not a problem in that area. >> the golden gate bridge also a bit wet on the ground. not foggy. a bit more cars than we saw 24 hours ago. millions of people in the bay area heading back to work. we will monitor the weather situation the traffic around the morning. we should not have any problems anywhere in the bay area as far as driving at this particular time. >> police arrested in the public's help define a man who robbed a marketing gilroy over the weekend. >> the robbery was reported about 740 sunday evening steffi gavilan market, located on west would drive. >> police a man brandished a gun and rob the store of an undisclosed amount of money. >> he was last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and black pants. anyone with information should contact
police. >> pg&e says a manhole cover explosion in downtown san francisco christmas evening was caused by an underground vault fire. >> fire officials said the manhole cover blue and about 5:00 p.m. near the corner of third and mission streets. >> no injuries were reported, the streets were closed in the area while crews worked to extinguish the fire. >> the fire did not cause any power outages in the area and no customers were impacted. >> a. san francisco family spent christmas without their mother and grandmother because an alleged drug driver. >> 56 year-old yuee yao died last week after a car hit her at the twin peaks lookout point. > investigators will check
surveillance cameras for clothes and the hit and run case. anyone with information along with the surveillance camera. if you know something give the vallejo police department call. about history listing to vehicles and vallejo that led to an accident on broadway streets in a 54 year-old man to the hospital in critical condition monday. police say the vehicle stopped after hitting the man. >> it is a little wet in see the camera lens. it is still not bad this morning. >>
would be sent to russia's president to sign if the federal council votes for it today. >> protesters oppose the ban because they believe it will lead to many russians orphans being robbed of a future because there's not enough demand for adoption in russia. >> so far russia's president has not committed to signing the bill. >> the lower house of parliament has named shin zo a b a-bay as japan's new prime minister. >> the rise of his interior at the helm for the left- leaning democratic party of japan and brings back the conservative party. >> he was prime minister in 2006 and 2007. >> and he is expected to name his cabinet later today. >> china has opened the
world's largest high-speed rail line. >> it runs nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the north to guan gzhou, in southern china. >> the lot officially opened early this morning. >> trains on this high speed line will initially run at hundred 86 mi. per hour with a total travel time about eight hours. >> before, the fastest time in two cities by train was more than 20 hours. >> the chinese government plans to build a grid of high-speed railways with forties' was lied to for north-south lines by 2020. >> a veterinarian in the uc davis has some good news about a dog from the philippines became an international hero after sacrificing it's not to say to young girls. >> the dog named kabang appears to have beaten the cancer it was suffering from. kabang ended up in
davis' earlier this year after a nurse in new york spent a fund-raising campaign to bring her to the u.s.. >> will be back with kron 4 morning news. >> here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is picking up. it is still light. we would not have any problems in the bay area. 51 degrees in oakland. at noon it will get more to degrees warmer at 53. still not bone chilling cold.
>> and the north bay marin avenue in mill valley is back open this morning after it was shut down because of a major water main break on monday. >> firefighters say a 12 in. main ruptured late in the morning and spewed a about a thousand gallons of water a minute. >> sandbags were stacked to prevent flooding at least one home. but there was no other damage reported water
service was restored last night and the road has been reopened. >> officials have been scrambling to repair a levee in east palo alto that was breached during iran's over the weekend. >> grooves placed sandbags where the san for squeak thoufrancisquito creek top levy. >> son is looking for people in seven homes to evacuate. >> kron fours alecia reid is in the east palo alto with the latest period >> we were working with the owner in order to begin repairs necessary to make it ok again. >> six other families were evacuated but are now home. >> the memory of the flood is still very vivid. >> i walked in the house and was picked off. i walked
out. it was already 5 in. high. i was like what this really fast. >> now cleaning up neighbors saispent christmas day washing mud from in front of their homes. >> so much water and mud. >> the community development director was on site. crews laid down sandbags along the banks to prevent further flooding. >> we found the follows the other night were the highest since the early '50s that have been recorded. i do not think we will see anything like that. we should be ok. >> in east palo alto alicia reid kron 4 news. >> any time in rain comes down in palo so i'm sure the people may be nervous. >> should they be nervous today. >> showers are on the decline as the day continues. looking at storm
tracker 4 we see some areas of showers with moderate rainfall heading out to the north bay you can see richmond, san rafeal, novato some showers coming through where you see the green light rain. the yellow mormyrid. you can see towards sausalito and out towards richmond. --the yellow more moderate. >> pinole looking at moderate in coming down. mount hamilton we have freezing rain or a mixture of rain and snow in the higher elevations. out toward mount hamilton. >> heading to the south we see areas of scattered showers. otherwise things are winding down by this afternoon. >> that us take a look for the rest of today and beyond. >> scattered showers this morning. we may see gusty winds. it will be a brisk
day you want to bring your scarf out. >> showers are decreasing we may see some clearing. a bit of sunshine for some locations. >> tonight the showers should into the skies will clear out. it will be a chilly night. temperatures now 49 in downtown san francisco. upper 40's and novato. 41 in santa rosa. >> upper '40's for hayward. mid-40s for concord. 48 degrees for antioch and redwood city. >> satellite and radar shows the big storm yesterday's drop more than an inch of rain in some locations. you can see producing snow in the sierra nevada. tahoe's no cameras are showing that is going now. futurecast 4 shows scattered showers for this morning not everyone will see them as the day continues the showers will decrease of drought the afternoon. in the north bay we will start to see a bit of clearing. this evening
the skies will clear out which will make for a chilly night. more sunshine for tomorrow. >> our sierra forecast and the winter storm warning that is an affected now until 11:00 p.m.. it is snowing at fort myers, looking belking vale. >> we will get one to 2 ft. of fresh powder. it is windy. south wins 15-25 mi.. thus it up to 45. >> temperatures will get up into the 54 most bus. san rafeal tupper 40's. 53 for downtown san francisco. mid- 50s for oakland. sunnyvale 54. livermore 54. concord at around 55. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows breezy today showers ending in decreasing throughout the afternoon. tomorrow and lot of sunshine may be brisk.
high's topping out low to mid '50's. friday and saturday are unsettled. on sunday clearing skies. monday and tuesday a lot of sunshine and a little milder upper 50s. for new year's eve it does not look bad for the people want to go party and where those nice dresses and suits. will over to you. >> you have to talk about 40 party in line we are at work. >> let us talk about the traffic situation. the traffic on the bay bridge toll plaza is picking up. the meter and light would be on a bit later. >> george will give us a full update and about 10 minutes to an hour. >> the san mateo bridge busier and that particular area. the tell lies in the headlights you can see are not a problem. it does not look too windy. >> the golden gate bridge
fog not in the radar but what is is you can see the drops on our camera. a light rain in that area. you can see a buzz heading to san francisco. not a problem north or south on the golden gate bridge. >> to washington d.c. where police are looking into whether meet the press moderator david gregory violeta a loss on his plate 30 rifle magazine on sunday show. >> possession of such a clip is a violation of district of columbia cold. even if it is not attached to a gun. >> gregory use the magazine as a prop during the interview with national rifle association ceo wayne laapierre. >> a crusade against toy guns that began in 1987 is being relaunched following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. >> santa monica activist jerry rubin said the
personalized merit award will be sent to children who write to him about why they are not that-do not like playing with toy guns. >> rubin says is nt, a toy gun project used to reward children who send in their toy guns with teddy bears and exchange, but stopped after he ran out of the 5000 donated stuffed animals. >> at the james lick freeway. if you are watching us keep in mind dr. phil is on at 10:00 but also 4:00 in the afternoon.
swirling for weeks. jessica simpson has been mum about a second pregnancy until now. >> baby maxwell is going to be a big sister. >> the weight watchers spokesperson and her fiancee eric johnson had their daughter on may 1st and shows christmas day to announce the mary news another bundle is on the way. >> two-time oscar nominee and renowned actor charles has died. known li as as a corrupt cop in the sting. . >> his agent confirmed the actor died of natural causes in his manhattan home. >> while everyone takes stocks o got this holiday season one star is being wallop for what she gave all year long. >> people report taylor swift made it to the top of the do something stock or
most charitable star list for 2012. >> swift made a big jump from last year's 20th spot after donating $4 million to the country hall of fame museum. >> of the celebrities were my desire is, channing tatum, and robin roberts, and lebron james. >> still on the kron 4 morning news we're following bay area rain. could more rain be headed our way we will tell you all about that in just a few minutes peo. >> and if you're headed to the sierra there if you think you might want to pack with you. snow continues to cover the lake tahoe area. >> and watching your morning commute on this wednesday will be checking in with george has a look at your forecast. >> will be right back on the kron 4 morning
>> the morning. the top stories we are following this wednesday, december 26th. it is the day after christmas which means it is a big travel day across the country, but severe weather in other states could slow travelers down. we are live at s.f. o. >> good morning. at lot of people may need to return their gifts and by the afternoon things will look a little bit better. at issue are waking up this wednesday morning we are seeing scattered showers but nothing wide spread or heavy. you will see green on the screen that is for light rain. for the east bay or
around the berkeley area we do have a little downpour. scattered showers are part of the south bay as well. we're also sing areas that may have freezing rain mixed with snow. this is for mount hamilton just east. by that afternoon it will be decreasing showers and we will start to dry out. tomorrow there may be lots of sunshine. we do have milder temperatures that are coming for a new year's celebrations. >> we will talk more about the 7 day forecast coming up. >> we are looking at a
pretty light ride currently. there are no issues or around the bay. the commute looks beautiful. there are no problems for the east bay on 584 highway 4. that commute looks good. there are no delays on 101. it is this move start what is likely to be a pretty good ride. >> more than 300 flights have been canceled in and out of the u.s. this morning. but we are crossing our fingers here in the bay area so far we have no delays. to get you more news faster we turn to kron 4 urs solo reporter mike pelton who joins us live from s f o. mike? >> a lot of traffic is moving here and there is no rain right now. more than 2
million people are expected to pass through s f o over the holiday travel season. many people today are leaving and heading home. right now there are no delays. we will continue to monitor any potential delays or problems as rain most of the area. a lot of these passengers are holiday travelers and they have three big suitcases. >> pg&e crews are working to restore power to customers in oakland this morning. off 385 customers remain without power at this time.
the outage happened just before 2:00 this morning after a car struck a power pole on at worst ave. the crash knocked down both the pole and power lines. 6800 customers were rigidly without power. if pg&e expects full restoration with an hour. >> a san francisco won and will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and injured two others in the twin peaks area. 56 year-old died last week. after a crash hit her at twin peaks lookout point. police said that the driver was intoxicated. the victim's son told us that he does know one another family to suffer through the
sadness that they feel. all because someone drank too much and decided to drive. >> the driver of the car 23 year old who you see here on the screen faces several felony charges. including the hit killer manslaughter while intoxicated. >> a man was shot in west oakland on christmas day was pushed to the homicide rate for the highest of four years. 32 year-old ronald lewis was shot multiple times yesterday afternoon at 24th and chestnut streets in west oakland. his delta is the 127 homicide of the year. the last time the number was that i was in 2007. no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting. >> new this morning. a car
bomb hit outside of a u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan in police say that the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the caliban claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at the gate for a security check. the international security assistance for south says that the base has since been secured. >> christmas vacation is cut short for president obama. he plans to leave hawaii tonight to return to washington d.c. on thursday. the president is returning to the white house to work on a fiscal cliff deal before the europeans. house and senate members are expected to reconvene on
are looking for showers. tomorrow there will be lots of sun shine. satellite and radar shows a there will be a big storm for the mountains. right now most of the showers are starting to decrease. futurecast 4 shows that some showers will be in the south bay but that will be scattered. by the late afternoon we may see sunshine as we start to clear out the skies. the sierra forecast shows a they have a winter storm advisor. they are expected to receive three to 6 in. of snow. this is great news for snow boarders and skiers. >> the highs for today will
be in the mid '50s for oakland and the east bay. it will be 53 degrees for downtown san francisco. here is a look at your 7 day around the bay forecast. decreasing clouds for the afternoon and may be a bit brisk today. friday and saturday will be unsettle but on sunday will have clearing skies around mid '50s. on monday it will be sunny and higher in the '50s. it will be dry for all of the parties and for you to get out your dresses. >>
>> at about hour from now wall street will open again today after the christmas holiday. market futures are slightly weaker this morning after markets continued to slide on monday. if investors remain concerned this morning that congress and the white house will not be able to reach a deal in the looming fiscal cliff crisis. some good news is expected today an economic report due later today is likely to show continued improvement in the housing market. there are also some early readings on the strength of the holiday shopping season. marcus will open at 630 this morning. >> samsung is seeking a ban
on the import and sale of some ericsson products in the u.s., escalating a dispute over patent fees. the company is seeking to ban ericsson products that allegedly violate seven patents. the complaints at the trade commission followed a dispute over mobile technology patents that erickson brought before a u.s. district court after the two sides failed to agree on licensing terms. in november, ericsson said the samsung is seeking to drastically reduce the it pays to license patents. >> here is the san francisco skyline and dapsang and should be coming up. we do have ran off and on. we will be right back.
a sierra nevada ski resort patrol team who was injured after being caught in an avalanche has died. alpine meadows say that yesterday at 53 year-old bill foster died in a reno hospital. foster was buried in a slide that had been intentionally set with an explosive device by a senior member of the ski patrol team. the tin was do in an avalanche control an area on the backside of the resort. resort officials say that the avalanche broke much higher and water on the slope been in the past snow safety missions. sierra nevada skiers enjoy a fresh blanket of snow on christmas. an avalanche warning was placed on the lake tahoe area yesterday it is expiring this morning.
caltrans also issued a warning to drivers, making sure that they had a chance to drive to the area. steady snow will continue to rock this morning. >> we are winding down the storm system but you can still see that we do have showers on storm tracker 4. the grain is indicating more of the light showers and rain. petaluma is getting some lighter showers right now. south of san rafael and out to sausalito. there are more moderate rain showers are coming through the area. it is kind of spattered in area. in downtown san francisco just south of the
hills you are looking at some moderate rain coming through the area as well. for the east bay into walnut creek and san leandro you are getting rain right now. the south bay is dry but we are looking at certain areas that do have scattered showers. here is a look at what we are expecting. >> the shower chances go down into the afternoon and will start to dry out for a lot of the locations. tomorrow it will be dry and pleasant. it may be brisk at times. we will have milder temperatures that will be coming. we will take a look at the new year's forecast coming up. we do have a winter storm advisory in affect. the shower chances
will decrease throughout the day. we generally have cloudy skies and they will break in the late part of today. here is a look at the winter storm warning. this is in affect to 11:00 this ntonight. >> here is your 7 day around the bay forecast. there is a like a a rain for the weekend but it should be nice for new year's eve. >> we will talk a little bit about the traffic and we are not expecting much of a commute today. we may get surprise. there is more volume on the freeway today that on christmas day. there are no delays for the ride heading into the toll plaza or across the upper decks. the ride on 92 to the san
mateo bridge is light conditions. for the golden gate bridge 1 01 southbound they do have the bridge set up for the morning commute. there will be four lanes. a quick look at the traffic map as we update the drive times. it is 12 minutes for the east shore freeway from hercules to berkeley. >> your ride through more rain is still 21 to 23 minutes. >> americans are run the country and around the world are celebrating the holidays in their own special ways. in afghanistan u.s. troops at fort operating base a lightning got into the spirit of christmas. leadership personnel did the honors of serving up a traditional christmas meal to give troops a true taste of the holiday. they carved turkey and provided other
holiday favorites to the sounds of some favorite christmas tunes. the >> the most inspirational celebration of christmas in sampras's go happens and glide memorial church. each year reverend williams introduces the glide memorial singles. here are some of the sights and sounds of the this year's celebrations. >> earlier in the day, glide provided breakfast of thousands of homeless and needy families and individuals. the charge also offered a christmas day dinner to those in need.
over the weekend organizers and volunteers at the church posted a toy giveaway handy now begs the toys and hundreds of needy kids justin time for christmas. >> a warehouse fire in campbell has destroyed one business. fire crews arrived on the scene in the 1600 block of dale avenue yesterday morning and had the fire under control within an hour. by that time it had destroyed one of the businesses in the complex. authorities say that the rest of the building was damaged by fire or water. the cause of the fire remains under investigation this morning. heavy equipment on the roof of the building must be removed by a crane before investigators can go inside the building. >> the fed's have denied a request by california for waivers from the no child left behind law. the law
punishes schools for students failing math and english proficiency test and require certain other criteria as to be met. california isn't willing to evaluate teachers based on how well their students scored on a standardized test, one of the test of the law. nutshell left behind requires a certain percentage of students test proficient in english and math. by 2014, every student including the learning disabled and english runners must reach proficiency. >> officers from concord police's de you i've enforcement team will be deployed this week kantor rest impaired drivers. this is a part of the department's ongoing traffic safety campaign. d u i patrols will begin friday at 7:00 p.m. and will last until 3:00 a.m.. they will resume adorns some of the same hours on saturday. the
>> police and webster, new york say that they have found human remains inside of a home where a deadly trap was late for to volunteer firefighters. williams set fire to his home and then shot at first responders on monday. authorities say they later found him dead from an apparent suicide. they believe that the human
remains belong to sister. >> the assumption is that this is the shooter's a sister. >> investigators say that they are now also tried to determine whether this fact and was dead before the fire destroyed the house. two firefighters were killed and two others are in stable condition. in all, seven homes were destroyed as firefighters had to wait to battle the flames. >> coming up on kron 4 news we would check in with mike pelton will is minor change the conditions at s.f. o. there are thousands of people who are heading back to their destinations after spending their christmas holiday with their family and friends in san
rafael will be looking at what conditions as well. some of the showers could also include a little bit of hail. mount hamilton is getting a little bit of snow and the higher elevations. the south bay that only have areas of scattered showers. morning showers are expected but they may decrease. >> this does not describe the traffic. it is very light or around the bay area. there are still smoltz conditions and it is almost fell-basher quick commute
shows like conditions. >> more than 300 flights have been canceled in and out of the u.s. this morning. we are crossing our fingers here in the bay area. so far we have no delays. when now turned to mike pelton was like as f o. >> everything is running smoothly. the rain did just began to fall here at as f o. if people are heading home after they spent christmas here in the bay area with their family and friends. this is marking the end of a lot of vacations. here is video from inside where more than 200 million people are expected to pass through here. the there are no delays or at oakland and san jose's airport. i did speak with the manager and
she tells me that it depends on the weather and they stated said that may be some delays with the arriving flights. >> a lot of these travelers are just ho that they can get home smoothly. so many of them need to return to work or school. >> pg&e says a manhole cover explosion in downtown san francisco christmas evening was caused by an underground vault fire. fire officials say that the manhole cover blue and about 5:00 p.m. near the corner of third and mission streets. no injuries were reported, but streets were closed down in the area while crews worked
to extinguish the fire. the fire did not causing power outages in the area and no customers were impacted. >> police are seeking the public's help to find a man who robbed a market in gilroy over the weekend. the robbery was reported as 740 sunday evening at the dow believe in market, located on 8110 west would dry. police say a man brand this a gun and rob the store of an undisclosed amount of money. he was last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and black pants. anyone with information should contact the police. officials have been scrambling to repair a levee in east palo alto that was breached during heavy rains over the weekend. >> crews placed sandbags where the san for a quick
poll creek topple the levy. sunday's flooding forced people in seven homes to evacuate. a least one home suffered damages that made it on and habitable. the flooding on the creek was the worst in six decades. >> the city is convinced that the work done to repair the creek will be sufficient to hold back any further flooding. >> a street race between two vehicles in vallejo leads to a hit and run an incident on broadway street. this sent a 54 year-old man to hospital in critical condition monday night. police said that neither vehicle stopped after hitting the pedestrian. investigators are checking surveillance cameras in the area for clues in the hit and run case. anyone with information can call the vallejo police the permit. >> many san francisco
firefighters and police officers spend christmas morning disturbing new toys to thousands of the city's children. more than 7000 toys were collected at last the old rules annual christmas eve toy drive. lefty ogles annual christmas eve toy drive collects about 5 to 10 percent of the toys the firefighters distribute every year. the other toward were collected throughout the month by the san francisco firefighters toy program, which aims to provide toys to 44,000 waitron indeed every year. >> the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year is always with kron 4. if the biggest part is a spectacular fireworks will all be on kron 4 urs new year eve of a live show. it will be hosted by catherine he nan and gary radnich.
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upper house of parliament has convened in its first this session after the passing of the country's islamic backed constitution. the charter gives the upper house full legislative powers until elections for a new lower house is called within two months. the islamic dominated council is expected to draft a law regulating upcoming parliament free elections. other terms on the agenda mental loss on protests and the media. >> in world news. russian legislators are set to vote today to ban americans from adopting russian orphans. several protesters have been arrested. if the bill has been endorsed by the duma and would be sent to president about the meter pool 10 to sign if the federation council votes for it today. protesters oppose the ban because they believe it will lead to many russian orphans being robbed of a future because there's
not enough demand for adoptions in russia. so far, colton has not committed to sign the bill. >> the lower house of parliament has named bay as to japan's new prime minister. the rise of eight bay ends three years at the hem of the left leaning democratic party of japan and brings back the conservative party. a bay was prime minister in 2006 and 2007. and he is expected to name its cabinet later today. >> here is a live look outside at the bay bridge and lived oakland temperatures. we'll be right back.
him recently launched a successful test flight of its grasshopper rocket and released the video of it. after launching its hoover in the air it landed a vertically and very softly instead of breaking up. it has the potential to change spaceflight as we know what, and save a whole lot of money in the process, as eight reusable rocket. >> starbucks is launching a political campaign this week in hopes will get the ball rolling on averting the fiscal cliff. in a letter to starbucks employees made public this morning, chief executive howard schultz tax employees at its approximately 120 d.c. area stores to write come together on coffee cups when serving customers tomorrow
and friday. starbucks plans to buy as in the washington post and new york times later in the week as part of this come together campaign. >> we are following a situation and we will start off with the weather. >> we are say some areas of showers coming through. some of them are producing moderate to heavy rain. we have some pretty good rain coming down that is moving east. we're looking at showers that may produce hail and thunderstorms this morning. also parts of the city burlingame area where are looking at areas of rain coming down in those areas. this is causing high 1 01
and airport road. we also have pretty good showers coming down into parts of the santa clara area. interstate 280 and basically north or east of cupertino. the showers are moving fairly quickly so you can see that it is kind of scattered spirit it is not widespread. you will get a chance to dry out. scattered showers and may be gusty winds for this afternoon. we may see some clearing especially in the north bay. temperatures right now are generally in the 40's and it feels a little chilly outside. the bulk of the system did pastor yesterday and dropped a lot of snow
and lake tahoe. we do have a winter storm warning until 11:00 p.m. to 9. we will see three to 6 in. of new snow. >> this afternoon we will be looking at a few scattered showers otherwise it will start to dry out for a lot of us. it will be a silly night and be prepared for that. >> it will be 56 in downtown and for the east bay. it will be beautiful for tomorrow as we get through the showers today. friday and saturday may be a little unstable but new year's eve will be dry. >> we're looking at pretty good ride around the bay area. highway 4 and interstate 580 are pretty good bell ringers. we are not seeing any slow traffic
through antioch or the alta mount pass way. we have no delays through the macarthur mayes on the approach or on the stand. we do expect heavier traffic today. 1 01 southbound has a wets deck but no problems. as we check the traffic maps you will see that the ride looks pretty good here through the east bay. the drive time is still great for interstate 80. is just 12 minutes from hercules to berkeley. 1 01 north bound is a 17 to 18 minutes from the capitol expressway. >> in the north bay we are getting word of flooding and the interchange of 121 and highway 12. if you live
there been you know that those two road numbers come together fairly frequently. where would try to pinpoint the location for >> in washington d.c. police are looking to whether meet the press moderator david gregory violated any laws when he displayed a third round rifle magazine on sunday showed. possession of such a clip is in violation of district of columbia's cold even if it is not attached to a gun. gregory use the magazine as a prop during an interview with the national rifle association ceo wayne la peri. it >> a crusade against toy guns that began in 1987 is being relaunched following the shooting at sandy hooke elementary. santa up monica avid this jerry rubin says that a person lies marital war will be sent to children
who write to him about why they do not like playing with toy guns. rubin says that his anti toy gun project used to reward jordan who sent in their toy guns with teddy bears in exchange, but stopped after he ran out of 50000 deadest of animals. >> the six members of the international space station is exposition 34 crew are spending the holid three membere core ride the space this past week. the crew was off duty for both christmas eve and christmas and spent the time decorating a christmas tree and stockings left behind from earlier expedition. the crew also received a traditional meal complete with turkey and candied yams and were also able to video chat with their families. >> china has opened the world's longest high-speed rail line. it once nearly
1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the no. 2 sin capite officially opened early this morning. trains on this high-speed line was initially ran at 186 mi. per hour with a total travel time of about eight hours. before, the fastest time between the two cities by train was more than 20 hours. the chinese government plans to build a grid of high-speed railways which 4 east west lies and for north-south lines by 2020. >> despite a summer slump at the box office, 2012 is expected to mark the industry's highest year on record. forecast holds through the end of the year,
the industry will see nearly 11 billion in ticket sales. films including the avengers, the hunger and games, and the twilight saw the breaking down part to help keep revenue afloat. quentin tarantino's that jiang go unchanged in the musical less more of this polls were open yesterday are expecting a 22 of its own and i know. >> we will be right back.
>> a that had good news about a dog in the philippines. he sacrificed his now to save two girls. lookit this picture here. he is still facing treatment for heart worms in his stories. he had upper jaw sneered after he jumped in front of a new motorcycle when he saved a daughter and a niece that was about to be hit. a nurse in new york
elecampane to bring the dog to the u.s.. >> jessica simpson has announced this is expected a another baby. seats we take a photo that said bit 6 spelled out. the 32 year-old weight watchers spokes' person is expected to be expecting her next child. >> congratulations and jessica simpson. >> coming up on kron 4 news. severe weather made slow down your travel after christmas. we do have live pictures from s.f. o. we will have details straight ahead. >> showers are lingering across the bay area. we will have a full forecast as kron 4 news continues.